Chapter 17 - Surgical Diseases
Modern Surgery
Inflammation
Suppuration and Abscess
Mortification
Pyaemia
Ulceration and Ulcers
Boils
Carbuncle
Malignant Pustule
Burns and Scalds
Frost Bite
Chilblains
Mechanical,Injuries
Septic Wounds
Incised Wounds
Rules for Examining and Dressing Wounds
Antiseptic Dressings
Way Wounds Unite
Punctured Wounds
Lacerated Wounds
Granulation and Scarification
Gunshot Wounds
Poisoned Wounds
Fractures
Way Broken Bones Unite
Dislocations
Different Diseases of Bones
Pereostitis
Necrosis
Coxalgia
White Swelling
Bunions
Whitlow
Stiff Joint
Tumors
Cancer
Polypus
Piles
Wens
Aneurisms
Bronchocele
Water in the Scrotum
Blood in the Scrotum
Phlebitis
Varicose Veins
Hernia
Varicocele
Deformities and Irritations of the Spine
Wry Neck
Foreign Bodies in the Eye
Stye
Inflammation of the Edge of the Eyelids
Disorder of the Lashes
Ptosis
Chronic Inflammation of the Lachrymal Sac
Opthalmia
Inflammation of the Cornea
Inflammation of the Iris
Weakness of Sight
Imperfect Vision
Short and Long Sight
Squinting
Affections of the Ear
Inflammation of the Meatus
Wax in the Ear
Earache
Inflammation of the Tympanum, Deafness
Bleeding from the Nose
Ingrowing Toe Nail
Chafing and Excoriation
Foreign Substances
Bleeding from Wounds
Proud Flesh
Ambrine
Compression of Arteries to Stop the Flow of Blood
Anesthetics
Care of the Teeth
Rotting of the Teeth
Tooth-Ache
Filling Teeth
The First Teeth
Cleaning the Teeth
Ulcer of the Stomach
Glanders
X-Ray
Radium
Trachoma
Arterio-Sclerosis
Flatfoot
Riggs' Disease
Bandages

17.80 Filling Teeth

Filling Teeth.

There, is no operation of the dentist of more real and lasting benefit to the patient than that of filling rotten teeth.
A tooth that is well filled before its nerve is exposed, is as serviceable as a sound one, and nearly as durable. Its preservation lot many years is perfect and complete.
It is necessary, in the performance of this operation, to remove very carefully all rotten and foreign matter lodged in the cavity; to make the cavity of a dovetail shape, so as to retain the filling; to wipe it perfectly dry; and to press the gold in so as to make the cavity perfectly water and air tight. A tooth filled in this way may be preserved many years, and in many cases during life.
When decay has gone so fax as to expose the nerve and render a tooth painful, the nerve, in all cases, should be destroyed before the cavity is filled; otherwise there may be soreness, and sometimes extreme pain making the extraction of the tooth absolutely necessary.
A tooth filled after the nerve is destroyed is not as good as if filled before the nerve was exposed; the walls of the cavity are thinner and weaker, and consequently axe more liable to break and crumble away when brought into contact with hard substances; and the filling will be more likely to be loosened. There is likewise some danger of ulceration and absorption at the root of a tooth, when filled in this condition, which makes it very important that teeth should be filled early.
Gold foil is preferable to all other substances for filling teeth. If it is properly dressed and polished, it will remain in the mouth for many years without any sensible loss of its substance. INSERTIMAGE

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